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Secretary Proceso J. Alcala is Guest of Honor at NIA 48th Anniversary

Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 07:30

Secretary Proceso J. Alcala was the Guest of Honor and Speaker during the 48th Founding Anniversary of the National Irrigation Administration during the culmination of Irrigation Week on June 24, 2011 held at the Convention Hall, IEC Bldg., NIA Office, Quezon City.

In his message, Secretary Alcala underscored the important role of the NIA in attaining the rice self-sufficiency program of the Aquino Administration, being implemented by the Department of Agriculture under his watch. He also called on the Irrigators Association, whom he appreciated their inclusion and recognition in the NIA anniversary celebration, to work hand-in-hand with NIA and the DA, as he committed to provide all the needed support programs to make the goal of rice self-sufficiency successful.

On the other hand, NIA Administrator Antonio S. Nangel acknowledged the support and cooperation of all Regional / Operations / Project Managers as well as their understanding of the gargantuan responsibility given to NIA in the attainment of the rice self-sufficiency program of the government. He extolled them to perform their best as they are the frontline implementers of the program. He also asked them, what would they like best remembered in the history of NIA?

Irrigation Project Inside Iwahig Penal Colony

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 15:45

The National Irrigation Administration thru its Regional Office No. 4-B has started the construction of the Iwahig – Balsahan Irrigation Project right inside the compound of the Iwahig Penal Colony in Puerto Princesa City. Due to security reasons, the commencement of the project took quite sometime, nevertheless, ending up with a Memorandum of Agreement between the Bureau of Corrections and the National Irrigation Administration. The signing of the MOA was facilitated by no less than DA Secretary Proceso J. Alcala and NIA Administrator Antonio S. Nangel.

The ongoing project is funded under GAA with a project cost of P 40 Million funded under GAA. It will irrigate about 414 hectares and will benefit 120 inmates of the Iwahig Penal Colony. It is interesting to know that life in that prison is not a life behind bars, but a life with nature because the place is abundant with tress, flora and fauna. The inmates though of different categories enjoy a life outside prison bars. During the visit of Administrator Nangel and other NIA officials, it was observed that the inmates are engaged in farming, beautification of compound and other livelihood activities. Some inmates are also employed as skilled and non-skilled laborers in the construction of the irrigation project.

ASN visits Banaoang Pump Irrigation Project

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 11:30

Administrator Antonio S. Nangel (ASN) visited the Banaoang Pump Irrigation Project (BPIP), in Ilocos Sur on June 9, 2011. After briefing conference with BPIP officials led by PM Santiago P. Gorospe, RM John N. Celeste with key regional office personnel, and China National Constructional and Agricultural Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CAMC) managers, he proceeded to BPIP Pumping Station Complex in San Mariano, Bantay, Ilocos Sur.

ASN visits Banaoang Pump Irrigation Project

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 11:30

Administrator Antonio S. Nangel (ASN) visited the Banaoang Pump Irrigation Project (BPIP), in Ilocos Sur on June 9, 2011. After briefing conference with BPIP officials led by PM Santiago P. Gorospe, RM John N. Celeste with key regional office personnel, and China National Constructional and Agricultural Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CAMC) managers, he proceeded to BPIP Pumping Station Complex in San Mariano, Bantay, Ilocos Sur.

Irrigators Association Cluster Consultative Workshop

Monday, June 6, 2011 - 13:45

Series of Irrigators Association Cluster Consultative Workshop is being conducted by the Department of Agriculture (DA) in close coordination with the National Irrigation Administration (NIA). Now on its 4th batch, the cluster consultative workshop aims to disseminate the Rice Self-Sufficiency Program of the government spearheaded by the DA in partnership with its various attached bureaus and agencies. NIA is one those agencies involved.

Admittedly, irrigation is one vital component of rice production. Within the NIA, beneficiaries of irrigation are organized into irrigators association and have been proven strong partners in rice production, hence, during the cluster consultative workshop these irrigators associations are represented by the President of the Provincial Federation of Irrigators Association. Their problems affecting increased rice production were brought out during the consultation and presented to DA Secretary Proceso J. Alcala and NIA Administrator Antonio S. Nangel. Both officials reacted positively to these issues and assured the farmers that appropriate action will be considered. They expressed their appreciation for their participation and commitment to the rice self-sufficiency program.

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Secretary Proceso J. Alcala is Guest of Honor at NIA 48th Anniversary
Irrigation Project Inside Iwahig Penal Colony
ASN visits  Banaoang Pump Irrigation Project
ASN visits  Banaoang Pump Irrigation Project
Irrigators Association Cluster Consultative Workshop